Hans Böhle

3 Ratings

Type: Store

Wollzeile 30
Wien, 1010

+43 1 5123155 | map

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Added by Globetrotter on 04-30-2008

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Reviews by NeroFiddled:
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The Böhle Delikatessen Und Vinotek was on my list of places to visit but I simply happened upon it as I was headed across town (Wien really is a small city). The outside of the shop is interesting, and clearly a bit old, but well kept. There are two doors central, one which serves as an "in", and the other an "out", flanked by wide display windows. They also tend to put some displays right out on the street. My wife and I took a quick look and decided to head inside.

Once inside, the old charm really comes on. The refrigerated cases are modern, and everything is nice an clean, but the tall shelving that wraps around the room harkens back to a simpler time, as do the lights hanging over the main counter. To the left is the entrance to their small bistro where you can enjoy wine and snacks; and they also have a wine "cellar".

They've got everything: meats, salmon, foie gras, pâté, mushrooms, oysters, caviar, jellies, salads, fresh breads, cheeses, pastries, tea, wine, Champagne, Rum, whiskey (Scotch, Bourbon, Irish), Aperitifs, Schnapps, Cognac, and Bier. If you (had the money) and wanted to have a very good party you could certainly find almost everything you'd want right here.

As for beer, they've got quite a selection from around the globe: Croatia, Egypt, India, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Canada, Cuba, Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan, Ethiopia, France, Ghana and so on! I was very close to buying a beer from Cuba but I already had so much in my suitcase!!! How could I fit it in? And if I didn't drink it... could I bring it back into the U.S.? Somehow I doubted that, but as I was running low on money and they were pretty expensive anyway, I decided to just let it go. And that's the down side, the cost. It seemed absurd to me to spend €5 or 6 to try a beer that might not be that fresh when I knew that I could spend just as much and get 5 or 6 fresh "local" beers.

They're open M - F from 8:30 to 7:00, and Saturday from 9:30 to 5:00. Closed Sunday.

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Photo of Nickls
4/5  rDev -0.7%

(From notes)

Neat little place that was easy to find, especially when meandering around being a tourist in the inner city. Funnily enough, I actually stumbled by the place just noticing the Belgian and English bottled brews they had in the window.

As the other review mentions, quite an extensive import lineup, and I definitely saw more than a couple of things of interest. I picked up a British ale that I can't ever find in the U.S. and saw a couple of interesting (but nothing crazy) Belgians.

I was kind of quick with my selection, but the staff was quick to help and were very nice and polite.

Looked like they had interesting specialty foods as well, and wished I had the time to look around there a bit more (though it might not have taken too long since it was quite small). Very nice joint, and well worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Photo of Globetrotter
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

This little shop on the southern edge of the center of the city doesn't look like much from the outside, unless you approach from the south, where you'll see, tucked in an entranceway to another building, a wall of beers in the display case. Go inside, and the place looks like a garden variety deli. Look up, though, and you'll see four tiers of beers running along the ceiling. Their height makes it difficult to see some of the labels, but if you ask the employees will hand you the beer list (also available on line). Well over 100 varieties from all over the world, including Weeping Radish products and the only Sam Adams in town. They also have the best selection of British ales anywhere in Vienna. Represented are Palestine, South Africa, India, Thailand and a plethora of other countries. The owner was quite helpful, and obviously proud of his beers.

On the downside, it turned out that some of the more exotic labels (micros from Canada and Australia) were actually contract brewed somewhere in northern Europe, and tasted as such. Oh well. And the prices are hefty - over $3.00 for one bottle of Boston Lager. Welcome to Europe.

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Hans Böhle in Wien, Austria
Place rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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